Student Health Services on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus now has H1N1 flu vaccine mist available to students, faculty and staff.
The vaccine is free to the campus community. Groups recommended to get the vaccine include people age 2-24 and 25-49, those who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months and area health care or emergency medical personnel. Those with asthma, cancer, HIV or pregnant women and those over age 49 are not eligible.
The mist vaccine is administered by a squirt into the nose as the patient inhales. Anyone seeking the vaccine must present a photo ID.
Jodi Tate, health education wellness & promotion coordinator, said Student Health Services should have the H1N1 vaccine shot available next week.
Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. For more information call 601-266-5390.
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The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.